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Harvard tops the list of the most influential business schools in the world by teacher – a new measure of how much their academics’ work is used in other business courses.
Other faculty institutions whose books on economics, accounting, marketing and economics are widely recommended by their peers include Warwick and Portsmouth in the UK, the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Kellogg in Northwestern in Chicago.
The ranking, which was created for the Financial Times by Open Syllabus, a US non-profit organization, tracks the extent to which the work of professors and their business schools is awarded to students. It offers a different benchmark than quotes from researchers in scientific journals.
Business School Teacher Rankings
Discover the full teacher ranking here. The ranking is based on the individual assignments of the top 500 awarded titles. The authors are assigned to the schools based on their primary and / or late occupation. In the case of jointly authored titles, their overall assignments are divided among the authors.
“Universities do two things: teach and research,” says Joe Karaganis, director of Open Syllabus. “Research leaves public records, but teaching has been a black box. Faculty receives credit for published work that is cited in journals. We hope that we can add value to the classroom by helping them recognize their work with meaning in the classroom. ”
Karaganis says his project could encourage course sharing and help students prepare for college. It could also give scientists greater credit for their teaching at a time when the focus on achievement is focused on research.
The “Teacher” ranking is created by calculating the business publications with the most references in course descriptions and literature lists since 2015. These quotations must be freely available online and be credited to the business schools at which the authors are resident, retired or with which they have a longstanding relationship.
The most cited individual scholar is Philip Kotler, Professor Emeritus of Marketing at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, whose books include Marketing, Marketing Management, and Principles of Marketing.
Only 10 percent of the most cited papers are from women, led by Emma Bell of the Open University for her business research methods.
The business school with the most cited academics overall is Harvard, whose faculty includes Michael Porter, a professor specializing in competitive strategy, and John Kotter, professor emeritus of leadership.
Harvard also dominates the case study market. Last year it sold more than 15 million unique copies in business schools around the world and had total sales of $ 262 million.
The ranking is dominated by textbooks, many of which were written years ago and reprinted many times. One example that came out in 1989 is Organizational Behavior in the Workplace by Laurie Mullins, a retired lecturer at Portsmouth University. According to Pearson, the editor, the book has been used by 500,000 students.
The “Teacher” ranking is based on 5 million titles cited in more than 7 million curricula at nearly 7,400 universities in 96 countries. It is dominated by US colleges, followed by those in the UK and Canada.
Out of all subjects taught at universities, William Strunk’s classic Elements of Style is at the top and Karl Marx’s The Communist Party Manifesto is in fourth place ahead of Plato’s The Republic.
But the largest single number of curricula, nearly 600,000, are in business administration. Many of the business curricula available online come from institutions in the UK that cite the work of other British scholars. This helps explain the high rankings achieved by several UK schools. The analysis excludes institutions in countries where concerns about political persecution could put teachers at risk.
Open Syllabus based its assessment on four academic disciplines that it was able to categorize using a machine learning algorithm. However, it could not be easily distinguished in which courses or study levels the publications were cited, to what extent or in which
Points were awarded for the number of citations of each work, distributed among the number of authors who were assigned to a particular business school as the main employer. The works must be on reading lists for courses since 2015 in order to ensure an appropriate level of “freshness”.
Most cited texts from economics, marketing, accounting, economics
Research methods for business students | Saunders, Lewis, Thornhill
Marketing management | Kotler, basement
Marketing principles | Kotler, Armstrong
Explore strategy | Johnson, Whittington, Scholes
Management and organizational behavior | Mullins
Methods of economic research | Bell, Bryman
Corporate Finance Principles | Brealey, Myers, Allen
Organizational behavior | Huczynski, Buchanan
Business accounting for executives | Noreen, brewer, garrison
Operational management | Slack, Brandon-Jones, Johnston
Investments | Bodie, Kane, Marcus
Contemporary strategy analysis | Grant
Corporate finance | Ross, Westerfield, Jaffe
Microeconomics | Pindyck, Rubinfeld
Organizational culture and leadership | Sham